Peter Andre is dealing with his children and ex-wife Katie Price’s carjacking ordeal “privately” according to insiders close to the star.
The Loose Women host was with their eldest kids, Princess and Junior, when thugs forced themselves into her vehicle – reportedly taking cash, jewellery and laptops from the group, who were travelling from Johannesburg to Swaziland on Thursday night
Peter, who was married to Katie from 2005 to 2009, has been left devastated, with an insider telling The Sun Online: “Peter knows all about what his children have gone through but he won’t be speaking about it publicly. “He wants to deal with it all privately, behind closed doors.”
Katie worried fans when she shared a now-deleted Tweet with her 2.19 million followers, which read: “Myself Junior and Princess and best friend Neil Tause and film crew are lucky to be only injured and not dead.”
The family flew to SA to film scenes for her reality show, My Crazy Life when their vehicle was ransacked. A source told The Sun: “The robbers seemed to be off their heads. They were screaming threats and ordering all the passengers not to move. “Everyone in the car was terrified, because they had no idea if they were just being robbed for money, if the gang might try to kidnap them — or worse.
“One brave member of the team tried to stop them, but was hit in the face. After the thieves fled Katie was left shaken and traumatised.”
Police chief Brigadier Leonard Hlathi confirmed: “A British tourist and her two children were the victims of a robbery when they stopped on a road to allow the children to relieve themselves by the road. “The car came to a stop in a very dark place and that is when three men attacked them.They have taken items including cash and laptops and personal items and then took the car keys from the ignition and threw them into the bush and ran off leaving them stuck by the side of the road.
“We received a call and went to help and were able to retrieve the car keys and assist those who were robbed. One man had an injury to his eye and was taken to hospital and treated and discharged. Those involved did not wish to give statements but we have opened a docket for robbery and are investigating and are appealing for information and witnesses but there have been no arrests as of yet.
“We would request tourists not to be scared on the road but to never to stop in very dark places and if you want to relax rather look for places in the light which are much safer.”